Baked Sweet Potato with Homemade Guacamole

This is simply the tastiest thing I've ever made, and possibly the healthiest too. The fresh homemade guacamole is super quick and easy. Scrub the sweet potato clean and spray with olive oil, then stick it in the oven, 220'C. 'Give it an oven, give it an hour' as the old ad says. [instagram-feed]   … Continue reading Baked Sweet Potato with Homemade Guacamole

Bacon & Mushroom Risotto

Bacon and Mushroom Risotto

So this Bacon and Mushroom Risotto is one of our favourite dinners. The recipe comes from my Brother-in-Law's, Sister-in-Law's friend (seriously). Its made its way into our house and features pretty much on a weekly basis. Ingredients - makes 2 (big) portions 6 bacon medallions cut into small pieces. 10-12 white mushrooms and 4-6 large … Continue reading Bacon and Mushroom Risotto

Boozy Berry Eton Mess (1)

Boozy Berry Eton Mess

Eton Mess is traditionally a simple to make, throw-together dessert and this one is no different. There's loads of fruit, a bit of brandy for extra indulgence and it's ready in minutes. Ingredients (makes 4) 8-10 large fresh strawberries washed and cut into small chunks. 500ml double cream. A handful of frozen mixed berries, thawed. … Continue reading Boozy Berry Eton Mess

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Leek, Potato & Cashel Blue Soup

Right, so a wee recipe for you, perfect for the cold weather but a hearty feed at any time. This is my twist on a big favourite, this leek, potato & cashel blue soup is made with a couple of added extras, using some gorgeous Abernethy smoked butter and creamy Cashel blue cheese to give a … Continue reading Leek, Potato & Cashel Blue Soup

The Jack Stack

A quick post about last night's dinner, 'the Jack Stack. Salt & chilli steak from Spar NI, seared in the pan then cooked in the oven with red onion, mushrooms, a large pepper and covered in the pan juices a touch if water, lazy garlic and a good few dollops of Jack Daniels smokey BBQ sauce. At the same … Continue reading The Jack Stack

Recipe | Rockadoodle Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings, oh my! One of my fave things to eat! So when the folks at Rockadoodledo kindly sent me some of their sauces to try, one of which was made for wings, it just had to be done!   Into a pre-heated oven at 220C for approx 20-25 mins until the wings start to crisp. Break … Continue reading Recipe | Rockadoodle Chicken Wings

Recipe | Spicy 3 Cheese & Red Onion Wedges

Now I loooove cheese and sadly it shows these days. In fact if I didn't eat cheese, I'm pretty confident that I'd look like Jamie Dornan!..... Ok maybe not. In any case its far too tasty to give up. So instead what I did was buy 3 different kinds and use them to make something! … Continue reading Recipe | Spicy 3 Cheese & Red Onion Wedges

Recipe | Salt ‘n’ Chilli Steak, Creamy Garlic Potatoes & Asparagus

So I've jumped in with both feet to Mash Direct's new competition 'the Great Mashed Veg Off' and cooked up my first dish using Mash Direct's creamy garlic potatoes. Simply cook the spuds as directed on the pack. The salt and chilli steak I got from Spar. Fry up in the pan with some olive … Continue reading Recipe | Salt ‘n’ Chilli Steak, Creamy Garlic Potatoes & Asparagus

The Great Mashed Veg Off

So today sees the start of Mash Direct's 'Great Mashed Veg Off'. Over the next month or so they are asking their customers to cook something up using their products and post it on their social media of choice using #MashedVegOff. There's prizes up for grabs each week including hampers and cooking equipment. The folks … Continue reading The Great Mashed Veg Off

Recipe | Chicken Enchiladas

So my next recipe is Chicken Enchiladas. Slightly scary this one. I was cooking for a group of 5 people which I’d never done before. Usually I’m a one pot wonder but here I had 2 on the go, the Acti-fryer and the oven. Some serious multi-tasking going on! For these I used Mexican cooking … Continue reading Recipe | Chicken Enchiladas

Recipe | My Ultimate Steak Sandwich

So this is my take on the ultimate steak sandwich. The folks at Sauceworks kindly sent me some samples of their sauces so I used their pepper sauce in this recipe. You will need everything below: fillet steak, grated mature cheddar, red onion,  vine tomatoes, pepper sauce, salt & ground pepper, ciabatta bread, butter & … Continue reading Recipe | My Ultimate Steak Sandwich